We Didn't Start the Fire

G D Am C

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray

South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio

Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television

North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

Rosenbergs, H-bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom

Brando, "The King and I", and "The Catcher in the Rye"

Eisenhower, Vaccine, England's got a new queen

Marciano, Liberace, Santayana, goodbye

We didn't start the fire

It was always burning, since the world's been turning

We didn't start the fire

No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it

Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev

Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc

Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron

Dien Bien Phu falls, "Rock Around the Clock"

Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning team

Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland

Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Krushchev

Princess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez

CHORUS

Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac

Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, "Bridge on the River Kwai"

Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball

Starkweather homicide, children of thalidomide

Buddy Holly, Ben Hur, space monkey, mafia

Hula hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go

U2, Syngman Rhee, Payola and Kennedy

Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo

CHORUS

Hemingway, Eichmann, "Stranger in a Strange Land"

Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion

"Lawrence of Arabia", British Beatlemania

Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson

Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British politician sex

JFK – blown away, what else do I have to say?

CHORUS

Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again

Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock

Begin, Reagan, Palestine, terror on the airline

Ayatollah's in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan

"Wheel of Fortune", Sally Ride, heavy metal suicide

Foreign debts, homeless vets, AIDS, crack, Bernie Goetz

Hypodermics on the shore, China's under martial law

Rock and roller, cola wars, I can't take it anymore

Ain't No Sunshine

Am-Em-G-Am | Em-Dm-Am


Ain't no sunshine when she's gone

It's not warm when she's away

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone

And she's always gone too long

Anytime she's goes away


Wonder this time where she's gone

Wonder if she's gone to stay

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone

And this house just ain't no home

Anytime she goes away


And I know, I know, I know, I know


Hey I oughta leave young thing alone

But ain't no sunshine when she's gone, woh woh

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone

Only darkness every day

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone

And this house just ain't no home

Anytime she goes away x3

Soldier Of Love

C#m E C#m  E C#m F# E

Lay down your arms

And surrender to me

Oh, lay down your arms

And love me peacefully

Yeah

E G# A B E

Use your arms for squeezing

Pleasing the one who loves you so

Oh, there ain't no reason

For you to declare a war

I'm the one who loves you so

So forget the other Boys

'Cause my love is real

Come off your battlefield

C#m E C#m  E C#m F# E

Lay down your arms

And surrender to me

Yeah

Lay down your arms

And love me peacefully, yeah

E G# A B E

Use your arms to squeezing and pleasing

That's the way it's got to be

The weapons that you're usin'

Are hurtin' me bad

But someday you're gonna retreat

'Cause my love, baby, is the truest you ever had

I'm a soldier of love, that's hard to beat

C#m E C#m  E C#m F# E

Lay down your arms

And surrender to me

Lay down your arms

And love me peacefully

E G# A B E

Use your arms to hold me tight

Baby, I don't want to fight no more

Use your arms to hold me tight

Baby, I don't want to fight no more

Baby, lay down your arms

Oh baby, lay down your arms

Where is My Mind?

E C# G# A

With your feet on the air and your head on the ground

Try this trick and spin it, yeah

Your head will collapse

But there's nothing in it

And you'll ask yourself


Where is my mind?

Where is my mind?

Where is my mind?

Way out in the water

See it swimming


I was swimming in the Caribbean

Animals were hiding behind the rock

Except the little fish

Bump into me, swear he's

Tryin' a talk to me, say he’s a coy coi


Where is my mind?

Where is my mind?

Where is my mind?

Way out in the water

See it swimming


With your feet on the air and your head on the ground

Try this trick and spin it, yeah

Your head will collapse

If there's nothing in it

And you'll ask yourself


Where is my mind?

Where is my mind?

Where is my mind?

Way out in the water

See it swimming

Colder Weather (9)

G-A-D X2

G-A-Bm-A-G-Em-G-A-G-D

She'd trade Colorado if he'd take her with him

Closes the door before the winter lets the cold in,

And wonders if her love is strong enough to make him stay,

She's answered by the tail lights shining through the window pane


G-D (A)

He said I wanna see you again. But I'm stuck in colder weather

Maybe tomorrow will be better. Can I call you then

(CB)She said you're ramblin' man. You ain't ever gonna change

You gotta gypsy soul to blame. And you were born for leavin'


At a truck stop diner just outside of Lincoln,

The night as black as the coffee he was drinkin',

And in the waitress' eyes he sees the same 'ol light shinin',

He thinks of Colorado

And the girl he left behind him


[Chorus] GO!

Em-D/F#-A-Bm-G-D/F#-A  G-D (A)

Well, it's a winding road When you're in the lost and found

You're a lover, I'm a runner And we go 'round 'n 'round

And I love you but I leave you I don't want you but I need you

You know it's you who calls me back here, baby (VOCAL BREAK)

 

G G D   G G D   G G D   A

[Chorus]


(N.C.) And when I close my eyes I see you

No matter where I am 

I can smell your perfume through these whispering pines

I'm with your ghost again

It's a shame about the weather

I know soon we'll be together

And I can't wait till then

I can't wait till then 

[D]

Champagne Supernova

A G F#/D E

How many special people change? How many lives are livin' strange?

Where were you while we were getting high?

Slowly walkin' down the hall Faster than a cannonball

Where were you while we were getting high?


Someday you will find me Caught beneath the landslide

In a champagne supernova in the sky

Someday you will find me Caught beneath the landslide

In a champagne supernova

A champagne supernova in the sky


Wake up the dawn and ask her why A dreamer dreams she never dies

Wipe that tear away now from your eye

Slowly walkin' down the hall Faster than a cannonball

Where were you while we were getting high?


CHORUS


'Cause people believe That they're gonna get away for the summer

But you and I, we live and die The world's still spinnin' 'round, we don't know why

Why, why, why, why


How many special people change? How many lives are livin' strange?

Where were you while we were getting high? 

Slowly walkin' down the hall Faster than a cannonball

Where were you while we were getting high?


CHORUS

Creep

3 7 8 8m

When you were here before

Couldn't look you in the eye

You're just like an angel

Your skin makes me cry

You float like a feather

In a beautiful world

I wish I was special

You're so fuckin' special


But I'm a creep

I'm a weirdo

What the hell am I doin' here?

I don't belong here


I don't care if it hurts

I wanna have control

I want a perfect body

I want a perfect soul

I want you to notice

When I'm not around

So fuckin' special

I wish I was special


Chorus

She's running out the door (run)

She's running out

She run, run, run, run

Run


Whatever makes you happy

Whatever you want

You're so fuckin' special

I wish I was special


Chorus

Let Her Cry

G D C

She sits alone by a lamp post

Tryin' to find the thought that's escaped her mind

She says, "Dad's the one I love the most

But Stipe's not far behind"

She never lets me in, only tells me where she's been

When she's had too much to drink

I say that I don't care, I just run my hands through her dark hair

Then I pray to God you gotta help me fly away


C G C Em C G D

And just let her cry if the tears fall down like rain

Let her sing if it eases all her pain

Let her go, let her walk right out on me

And if the sun comes up tomorrow, let her be, let her be


This morning I woke up alone, found a note standing by the phone

Sayin', "Maybe, maybe I'll be back someday"

I wanted to look for you

You walked in, I didn't know just what I should do

So I sat back down and had a beer and felt sorry for myself


CHORUS


Last night I tried to leave, cried so much I could not believe

She was the same girl I fell in love with long ago

She went in the back to get high

I sat down on my couch and cried, yellin'

"Oh, mama, please help me"

Won't you hold my hand and


CHORUS 2

Iris

And I'd give up forever to touch you

'Cause I know that you feel me somehow

You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be

And I don't want to go home right now

And all I can taste is this moment

And all I can breathe is your life

And sooner or later, it's over

I just don't wanna miss you tonight

And I don't want the world to see me

'Cause I don't think that they'd understand

When everything's made to be broken

I just want you to know who I am

And you can't fight the tears that ain't coming

Or the moment of truth in your lies

When everything feels like the movies

Yeah, you bleed just to know, you're alive

Chorus

Wait So Long

F-C-G-Am

I could never pretend that I don't love you.

You could never pretend that I'm your man.

That's exactly the way that I want it.

That's exactly the way that I am.

And you call me in the morning with your troubles

Takin' it downtown every night

I could never place the stars at night above ya.

I got my hands on the ground,

And you know I'm right.


You wait so long

You wait so long

You wait so long

You wait so long


It's a coffee stained earth ever time it happens.

Liven up honey it ain't that bad.

Any afterthought rose to recognition

Like every other coffin that I had

And your Buick broke down in Winnemucca,

Fall to your knees and you pray to the lord

Then you take up hope at the politicians:

Nothing happens in this burnt out town anymore.

Chorus


And your hollows on like a frozen freight train

You know that I help you if I can

But I'm just a raindrop in a river

Just a little itty-bitty grain of sand

And you know that I'm doomed to repeat this

With all the bad habits that I've learned

But it's better than your fiber 'n fornication

And all the dirty money that you earn.

Chorus x2

Laundry Room 10

Don't push me out Just a little longer

Stall your mother Disregard your father's words

Close the laundry door Tiptoe across the floor

Keep your clothes on I've got all that I can take

Teach me how to use The love that people say you made


Stop your parents' car I just saw a shooting star

We can wish upon it We won't share the wish we made

But I can't keep no secrets I wish that you would always stay

Last night I dreamt the whole night long I woke with a head full of songs

I spent the whole day I wrote 'em down, but it's a shame

Tonight I'll burn the lyrics 'Cause every chorus was your name


Break this tired old routine (Break this tired old routine)

And this time don't make me leave (And this time don't make me leave)

I am a breathing time machine (I am a breathing time machine)

I'll take you all for a ride (I'll take you all)


I am a breathing time machine (I am a breathing time machine)

I'll take you all for a ride (I'll take you all for a ride)

Break this tired old routine (I am a breathing time machine)

And this time don't make me leave (Leave)

HR 2

Wagon Wheel 18

Headin' down south to the land of the pines

I'm thumbin' my way into North Caroline

Starin' up the road and pray to God I see headlights

I made it down the coast in seventeen hours

Pickin' me a bouquet of dogwood flowers

And I'm a-hopin' for Raleigh, I can see my baby tonight


So, rock me mama like a wagon wheel

Rock me mama any way you feel

Hey... mama rock me

Rock me mama like the wind and the rain

Rock me mama like a southbound train

Hey... mama rock me


Runnin' from the cold up in New England

I was born to be a fiddler in an old time string band

My baby plays a guitar, I pick a banjo now

Oh, north country winters keep a-gettin' me down

Lost my money playin' poker, so I had to leave town

But I ain't a-turnin' back to livin' that old life no more


Chorus


Walkin' to the south out of Roanoke

I caught a trucker out of Philly, had a nice long toke

But he's a-headin' west from the Cumberland Gap

To Johnson City, Tennessee

And I gotta get a move on before the sun

I hear my baby callin' my name and I know that she's the only one

And if I died in Raleigh, at least I will die free


Chorus x2

Take the Money and Run 27

G F C

This is a story about Billy Joe and Bobbie Sue

Two young lovers with nothin' better to do

Than sit around the house, get high, and watch the tube

And here is what happened when they decided to cut loose

They headed down to, ooh, old El Paso

That's where they ran into a great big hassle

Billy Joe shot a man while robbing his castle

Bobbie Sue took the money and run


Hoo-hoo-hoo, go on, take the money and run

Go on, take the money and run

Hoo-hoo-hoo, go on, take the money and run

Go on, take the money and run

Hoo-hoo-hoo, 


billy Mack is a detective down in Texas

You know he knows just exactly what the facts is

He ain't gonna let those two escape justice

He makes his livin' off of the people's taxes

Bobbie Sue, whoa, whoa, she slipped away

Billy Joe caught up to her the very next day

They got the money, hey, you know they got away

They headed down south and they're still running today

Singin' go on take the money and run


Go on, take the money and run

Hoo-hoo-hoo, go on, take the money and run

Oh lord, go on, take the money and run

Hoo-hoo-hoo

Hey, yeah, go on, take the money and run, yeah (yeah)

Hoo-hoo-hoo, go on, take the money and run

Oh lord, go on, take the money and run, yeah (yeah)

Hoo-hoo-hoo, go on, take the money and run, oh lord

You Don't Know How It Feels 20

EA 

Let me run with you tonight 

I'll take you on a moonlight ride

There's someone I used to see 

But she don't give a damn for me


E-B-E-A

But let me get to the point, let's roll another joint

And turn the radio loud, I'm too alone to be proud

E-D-A

And you don't know how it feels. 

You don't know how it feels to be me


People come, people go 

some grow young, some grow cold

I woke up in between a memory and a dream


CHORUS


My old man was born to rock he's still tryin' to beat the clock

Think of me what you will I've got a little space to fill


CHORUS

Repeat last line

Take Me Home Country Roads 25

G Em D C G

Almost heaven, West Virginia

Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River

Life is old there, older than the trees

Younger than the mountains, growin' like a breeze


G D Em C | G D C G

Country roads, take me home To the place I belong

West Virginia, mountain mama

Take me home, country roads


All my memories gather 'round her

Miner's lady, stranger to blue water

Dark and dusty, painted on the sky

Misty taste of moonshine, teardrop in my eye


CHORUS

Em D G

I hear her voice in the mornin' hour, she calls me

C G D

The radio reminds me of my home far away

Em F C 

Drivin' down the road, I get a feelin'

D D7

That I should've been home yesterday, yesterday


CHORUS

Salvation Song

G-C-D-G

And if you take my heart. Don't leave the smallest part

I've no need to live if you're to come up gone.

And as my life turns to a song. And if and when I treat you wrong

No I never want to hurt our family

And I would give up everything. No this is not just about me

And I don't know a plainer way to say it Babe

And they may pay us off in fame. Though that is not why we came

And I know well and good that won't heal our hearts


C-G-D-C-G

We came for salvation. We came for family

We came for all that's good that's how we'll walk away

We came to break the bad. We came to cheer the sad

We came to leave behind the world a better way


Now if I'm walkin' through the rain and I hear you call my name

I will break into a run without a pause 

And if your love laughs at your dreams, Well it's not as bad as it seems

Either way one of them has got to go

And if you take of my soul, you can still leave it whole

With the pieces of you own you leave behind


CHORUS


And I would give up everything and if you were to come up clean

And see you shine so bright in a world of woe

And they may pay us off in fame but that is not why we came

And if it compromises truth then we will go


CHORUS

Country State of Mind

DGDA

That hot, old summer sun

Make you beg for your next breath

So, you best be on the creek bank

Laying in the shade

Chewing on a hickory twig

Pass that bottle, I'll have me a swig

I ain't got a lot but I think I got it made

In the shade


GDAD-GDAD

I'm just laid up here in a country state of mind

Catching these fish like they're going out of style

Drinking this homemade wine

Hey, if the sun don't come up tomorrow

People, I have had a good time

I'm just laid up here in a country state of mind


I bet the old man's in the kitchen

He's got my kind of music on his radio

Aah, drinking his beer and

Dialing up the request lines

Mama and old Aunt Joan probably in the

Dining room trying to use the phone

Me, I'm thinking about that girl and later tonight


Chorus

You know the rednecks and the preppies

They're in their discos and honky-tonks

Somewhere between raising hell and Amazing Grace

Lord, I know just how they feel

You gotta get out and kick it up your heels

And ain't it great to be living in the USA


Chorus

Jack and Diane 22

Drop D -  A/E/D - upper, d shape

A little ditty 'bout Jack & Diane

Two American kids growing up in the heart land

Jack - he's gonna be a football star

Diane - debutante in the back seat of Jacky's car

Suckin' on chilli dog outside the Tastee Freez

Diane sitting on Jacky's lap

Got his hands between her knees

Jack - he says:

"Hey, Diane, let's run off behind a shady tree

Dribble off those bobby brooks

Let me do what I please."


Saying oh yeah

Life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone

Sayin' oh yeah

Life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone

Now walk on


Jack - he sits back, collects his thoughts for a moment

Scratches his head, and does his best James Dean

Well, now then, there, Diane, we ought to run off to the city

Diane says:

"Baby, you ain't missing nothing."

But Jack - he says:


CHORUS

Oh, let it rock, let it roll

Let the bible belt come and save my soul

Holdin' on to sixteen as long as you can

Change is coming 'round real soon

Make us woman and man

Saying oh yeah

Life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone

A little ditty 'bout Jack and Diane

Two American kids doin' the best they can

Freshmen

C/F/Am/F

When I was young I knew everything

And she a punk who rarely took advice

Now i'm guilt stricken, sobbing with my head on the floor

Stop a baby's breath and a shoe full of rice


Am/G/F

I can't be held responsible

Cause she was touching her face

I won't be held responsible

She fell in love in the first place


C/F/Am/F

For the life of me I cannot remember

What made us think that we were wise and we'd never compromise

For the life of me I cannot believe we'd ever die for these sins

We were merely freshmen


C/F/Am/F

My best friend took a week's vacation to forget her

His girl took a week's worth of valium and slept

Now he's guilt stricken sobbing with his head on the floor

Thinks about her now and how he never really wept he says

We've tried to wash our hands of all of this

We never talk of our lacking relationships

And how we're guilt stricken sobbing with our heads on the floor

We fell through the ice when we tried not to slip, we'd say


Pre/Chorus

Under the Bridge

Sometimes I feel like I don't have a partner

Sometimes I feel like my only friend

Is the city I live in, the city of angels

Lonely as I am, together we cry


I drive on her streets 'cause she's my companion

I walk through her hills 'cause she knows who I am

She sees my good deeds and she kisses me windy

Well, I never worry, now that is a lie


I don't ever wanna feel Like I did that day

Take me to the place I love Take me all the way

I don't ever wanna feel Like I did that day

Take me to the place I love Take me all the way

Yeah, yeah, yeah


It's hard to believe that there's nobody out there

It's hard to believe that I'm all alone

At least I have her love, the city, she loves me

Lonely as I am, together we cry

Chorus

(Under the bridge downtown)

Is where I drew some blood

(Under the bridge downtown)

I could not get enough

(Under the bridge downtown)

Forgot about my love

(Under the bridge downtown)

I gave my life away

Glycerine

F C D A#

It must be your skin, I'm sinkin' in

It must be for real, 'cause now I can feel

And I didn't mind, it's not my kind

It's not my time, to wonder why

Everything gone white, everything's grey

Now you're here, now you're away

I don't want this, remember that

I'll never forget, where you're at


Don't let the days go by

Glycerine, glycerine


I'm never alone, I'm alone all the time

Are you at one, or do you lie

We live in a wheel, where everyone steals

But when we rise, it's like strawberry fields

If I treated you bad, you'd bruise my face

Couldn't love you more, you've got a beautiful taste


Don't let the days go by

Could have been easier on you

I couldn't change though I wanted to

Should have been easier by three

Our old friend fear and you and me

Glycerine, glycerine (REPEAT)


DA#

Bad moon whine again

Bad moon whine again

As she falls around me

I needed you more, we wanted us less

Could not kiss, just regress

It might just be clear, simple, and plain

Well that's just fine, that's just one of my names

CHORUS

40 Oz 6

94 BPM

You've got your hair permed

You've got your red dress on

Screamin' that second gear was such a turn on

And the fog forming on my window tells me that the morning's here

And you'll be gone before too long


Who taught you those new tricks?

Damn I shouldn't start that talk,

But life is one big question when your starin' at the clock

And the answers always waiting at the liquor store, forty ounce to freedom

So I take that walk


And I know that oh, I'm not comin' back

Oh not going back

Oh God knows not going back

Oh not goin'


And you look so fine, when you lie, it just don't show,

But I know which way the wind blows

A forty ounce to freedom is the only chance I have to feel good

Even though I feel bad


Chorus

Babel

Open D - 9-7-5-0 | 5-7-9-12 | 4-5

'Cause I know that time has numbered my days 

And I'll go along with everything you say

But I'll ride home laughing, look at me now 

Then the walls of my town, they come crumbling down

And my ears hear the call of my unborn sons 

And I know their choices colour all I've done

But I'll explain it all to the watchman's son 

I ain't ever lived a year better spent in love


'Cause I'll know my weakness, know my voice And I'll believe in grace and choice

And I know perhaps my heart is farce But I'll be born without a mask, woo


Like the city that nurtured my greed and my pride 

I stretched my arms into the sky

I cry Babel! Babel! Look at me now 

Then the walls of my town, they come crumbling down

You ask where will we stand in the winds that will howl 

As all we see will slip into the cloud

So come down from your mountain and stand where we've been 

You know our breath is weak and our body thin


Press my nose up to the glass around your heart

I should've known I was weaker from the start

You'll build your walls and I will play my bloody part

To tear, tear them down

Well I'm gonna tear, tear them down


Chorus

HR 3

Hotel California 46

Am E7 G D F C Dm E7

On a dark desert highway Cool wind in my hair

Warm smell of colitas Rising up through the air

Up ahead in the distance I saw a shimmering light

My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim I had to stop for the night

There she stood in the doorway I heard the mission bell

And I was thinking to myself "This could be Heaven or this could be Hell"

Then she lit up a candle And she showed me the way

There were voices down the corridor I thought I heard them say

F C E7 Am

Welcome to the Hotel California

Such a lovely place Such a lovely face

F C Dm E7

Plenty of room at the Hotel California Any time of year You can find it here

Her mind is Tiffany-twisted She got the Mercedes Benz

She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys That she calls friends

How they dance in the courtyard Sweet summer sweat

Some dance to remember Some dance to forget

So I called up the Captain "Please bring me my wine"

He said, 'We haven't had that spirit here Since 1969"

And still those voices are calling from far away Wake you up in the middle of the night

Just to hear them say

Welcome to the Hotel California Such a lovely place. Such a lovely face

They livin' it up at the Hotel California What a nice surprise Bring your alibis

Mirrors on the ceiling The pink champagne on ice

And she said, 'We are all just prisoners here Of our own device"

And in the master's chambers They gathered for the feast

They stab it with their steely knives But they just can't kill the beast

Last thing I remember, I was Running for the door

I had to find the passage back To the place I was before

"Relax, " said the night man "We are programmed to receive

You can check out any time you like But you can never leave"

CHORUS

Hurt

Am C D (G) 

I hurt myself today To see if I still feel

I focus on the pain The only thing that's real

The needle tears a hole The old familiar sting

Try to kill it all away But I remember everything


(G) Am F C G

What have I become? My sweetest friend

Everyone I know goes away In the end

And you could have it all My empire of dirt

I will let you down I will make you hurt


I wear this crown of thorns Upon my liar's chair

Full of broken thoughts I cannot repair

Beneath the stains of time The feelings disappear

You are someone else I'm still right here


CHORUS

(G) Am F C G

If I could start again A million miles away

I would keep myself I would find a way

One Headlight

G D F# Bm

So long ago I don't remember when

That's when they said I lost my only friend

Well they said she died easy of a broke heart disease

As I listened through the cemetery trees

I seen the sun comin' up at the funeral at dawn

With the long broken arm of human law

Now it always seemed such a waste

She always had a pretty face

I wondered why she hung around this place

G D Em A

Hey-ey-ey

Come on try a little Nothing is forever

Got to be something better than in the middle

Me and Cinderella We put it all together

We can drive it home With one headlight

She said it's cold

It feels like independence day

And I can't break away from this parade

But there's got be an opening

Somewhere here in front of me

Through this maze of ugliness and greed

And I've seen the sign up ahead at the county line bridge

Sayin' all is good and nothingness is dead

We run until she's out of breath

She ran until there's nothing left

She hit the end, just her window ledge

CHORUS

Well this place is old

It feels just like a beat up truck

I turn the engine but the engine doesn't turn

Well it smells of cheap wine and cigarettes

This place is always such a mess

Sometimes I think I'd like to watch it burn

I'm so alone

Feel just like somebody else

Man, I ain't changed, but I know I ain't the same

But somewhere here in between the city walls of dying dreams

I think her death, it must be killing me

CHORUS

Wish You Were Here Pink

[Instrumental GCDAm]

C-D-Am-G

So, so you think you can tell,

Heaven from Hell, blue skies from pain.

D-Am-C-G

Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail, a smile from a veil,

Do you think you can tell?

C-D-Am-G

Did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts,

Hot ashes for trees, hot air for a cool breeze, cold comfort for change,

D-Am-C-G

And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?

[Instrumental]

C-D-Am-G

How I wish, how I wish you were here.

We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,

D-Am-C-G

Running over the same old ground. What have we found?

The same old fears. Wish you were here!

[Instrumental]

Elderly Woman

D Cadd9   G              Cadd9    G

I seem to recognize your face

Haunting familiar, yet I cant seem to place it

Cannot find the candle of thought to light your name

Lifetimes are catchin' up with me


C        A               C

All these changes taking place

 A                  C

I wish i’d seen the place

   A             Em

But no-one’s ever taken me


CHORUS

D          Cadd9         G     Cadd9 G

Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away

Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away


D Cadd9   G              Cadd9   G

I swear I recognise your breath

Memories, like fingerprints are slowly raising

Me, you wouldn't recall, for I'm not my former

It's hard when you're stuck upon the shelf


C            A               C

I changed by not changing at all

     A                C

Small town predicts my fate

  A                       Em

Perhaps that's what no one wants to see


D      Cadd9   G           Cadd9    G

I just want to scream, "hello!"

My god, it's been so long, never dreamed you'd return

But now here you are and here I am

Hearts and thoughts they fade away


CHORUS

Ain't Goin Down

GCD

Six o'clock on Friday evenin' mama doesn't know she's leavin'

Till she hears the sceen door slammin'

Rubber squealin' gears a jammin'

Local country station just a blarin' on the radio

Pick him up at seven and they're headin' to the rodeo

Mama's on the front porch screamin' out her warnin'

Girl you'd better get your red head back in bed before the mornin'


Nine o'clock the show is endin' but the fun is just beginnin'

She knows she's anticipatin' but she's gonna keep him waitin'

Grab a bite to eat and then they're headin' to the honky tonk

But loud crowds and line dancin' just ain't what they really want

Drive out to the boondocks and park down by the creek

And where it's George Strait till real late and dancion' cheek to cheek

CHORUS

(G) Ten till twelve is wine and dancing midnight starts the hard romancin'                                C

(C) One o'clock that truck is rocking (G) two is comin' still no stoppin'

(D) Break to check the clock at three they're right on where they wanna be

(G) And four o'clock get up get goin' five o'clock that rooster's crowin' yeah

CHORUS

(G) Six o'clock on Saturday her folks don't know he's on his way

The stalls are clean the horses fed they say she's grounded till she's dead

(D) And here he comes around the bend slowing down she's jumping in

(G) Hey mom your daughter's gone and there they go again

Don't Drink the Water

Come out come out No use in hiding

Come now come now Can you not see?

There's no place here What were you expecting

Not room for both Just room for me

So you will lay your arms down

Yes I will call this home


Away away You have been banished

Your land is gone And given me

And here I will spread my wings

Yes I will call this home


Bm

What's this you say?

You feel a right to remain?

Then stay and I will bury you

What's that you say

Your father's spirit still lives in this place

I will silence you


Here's the hitch Your horse is leaving

Don't miss your boat It's leaving now

And as you go I will spread my wings

Yes I will call this home


Bm

I have no time to justify to you

Fool, you're blind, move aside for me

All I can say to you my new neighbor

Is you must move on or I will bury you


Now as I rest my feet by this fire Those hands once warmed here

I have retired them I can breathe my own air I can sleep more soundly

BmUpon these poor souls I'll build heaven and call it home

Cause you're all dead now


I live with my justice I live with my greedy need

I live with no mercy I live with my frenzied feeding

I live with my hatred I live with my jealousy

I live with the notion That I don't need anyone but me


Don't drink the water Don't drink the water

There's blood in the water Don't drink the water

Drive 39

Sometimes I feel the fear of Uncertainty stinging clear

And I, can't help but ask myself how much I'll let the fear

Take the wheel and steer


It's driven me before and seems to have a vague

Haunting mass appeal

But lately I'm beginning to find that I

Should be the one behind the wheel


Whatever tomorrow brings I'll be there With open arms and open eyes yeah

Whatever tomorrow brings I'll be there, I'll be there


So, if I Decide to waiver my Chance to be one of The hive

Will I choose water over wine And hold my own and drive? Aah ah ooo


It's driven me before and it seems to be the way

That everyone else gets around

But lately I'm beginning to find that when

I drive myself my light is found


Whatever tomorrow brings I'll be there

With open arms and open eyes yeah

Whatever tomorrow brings

I'll be there I'll be there

Would you choose water over wine? Hold the wheel and drive


Whatever tomorrow brings I'll be there

With open arms and open eyes yeah

Whatever tomorrow brings I'll be there I'll be there

Family Tradition

E A B7

Country music singers

Have always been a real close family

But lately some of my kinfolks

Have disowned a few others and me

I guess it's because

I kinda changed my direction

Lord, I guess I went and broke their family tradition

They get on me and want to know

Hank, why do you drink?

Hank, why do you roll smoke?

Why must you live out the songs that you wrote?

Over and over

Everybody makes my prediction

So if I get stoned, I'm just carrying on

An old family tradition

I am very proud

Of my daddy's name

Although his kind of music

And mine ain't exactly the same

Stop and think it over

Put yourself in my position

If I get stoned and sing all night long

It's a family tradition

So don't ask me

Hank, why do you drink?

Hank, why do you roll smoke?

Why must you live out the songs that you wrote?

If I'm down in a honky-tonk

And some ole slick's trying to give me friction

I'll say leave me alone

I'm singing all night long

It's a family tradition

Lordy, I have loved some ladies

And I have loved Jim Beam

And they both tried to kill me in 1973

When that doctor asked me

"Son, how did you get in this condition?"

I said, "Hey, Sawbones

I'm just carrying on an ole family tradition"

So don't ask me CHORUS

No Woman, No Cry 32

Capo 5 | C G/B Am F C F C G

Seh, seh, seh I remember when we used to sit

In the government yard in Trenchtown

Oba observing the 'ypocrites

As they would mingle with the good people we meet

Good friends we have, oh, good friends we've lost Along the way

In this great future, you can't forget your past

So dry your tears, I seh


No, woman, no cry No, woman, no cry

'Ere, little darlin', don't shed no tears No, woman, no cry


Said, said, said, I remember when we used to sit

In the government yard in Trenchtown

And then Georgie would make the fire lights

As it was log wood burnin' through the night

Then we would cook cornmeal porridge

Of which I'll share with you 

My feet is my only carriage

And so I've got to push on through But while I'm gone


Everything's gonna be alright X8


CHORUS


I remember when we used to sit

In the government yard in Trenchtown

And then Georgie would make the fire lights

As it was log wood burnin' through the night

Then we would cook cornmeal porridge

Of which I'll share with you

My feet is my only carriage

And so I've got to push on through But while I'm gone

CHORUS

Talk on Indolence (13)

Fast GCD

Well I've been lockin' myself up in my house for sometime now

Readin' and writin' and readin' and thinkin'

And searching for reasons and missing the seasons

The Autumn, the Spring, the Summer, the snow

The record will stop and the record will go

Latches latched the windows down,

The dog coming in and the dog going out

Up with caffeine and down with a shot

Constantly worried about what I've got

Distracting my work but I can't make a stop

And my confidence on and my confidence off

And I sink to the bottom and rise to the top

And I think to myself that I do this a lot

World outside just goes it goes it goes it goes it goes it goes...

And witness it all from the blinds of my window

THREE, FOUR


Fast - GCD

I'm a little nervous 'bout what you'll think When you see me in my swimming trunks

And last night in New York I got raging drunk Remember one time I got raging drunk with you

Now, I can recall a time when we made the city Streets our playground, kissing in the fountains

Filled with cigarettes and bottles Sped through Italian city streets of cobblestone


Slow - GCD run

Because we had to

Because I loved you

Because the damned alcohol

Beacause whatever at all


Fast - GCD

Now I've grown to aware of my mortality

To let go and forget about dying

Long enough to drop the hammer down

And let the indolence go wild and flying through


Slow - GCD run

Because we had to (x4)

Rocket Man

E9 A9 CBAGF#AD 

She packed my bags last night pre-flight

Zero hour 9:00 a.m.

And I'm gonna be high

As a kite by then

I miss the Earth so much I miss my wife

It's lonely out in space

On such a timeless flight


hold G C to A9

And I think it's gonna be a long, long time

'Til touchdown brings me 'round again to find

I'm not the man they think I am at home

Oh, no, no, no

I'm a rocket man

Rocket man, burning out his fuse up here alone

And I think it's gonna be a long, long time

'Til touchdown brings me 'round again to find

I'm not the man they think I am at home

Oh, no, no, no

I'm a rocket man

Rocket man, burning out his fuse up here alone


Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids

In fact it's cold as hell

And there's no one there to raise them

If you did

And all this science

I don't understand

It's just my job five days a week

A rocket man

A rocket man

CHORUS

Hopeless Wanderer

G DF# Am - Em D C

You heard my voice, I came out of the woods by choice

Shelter also gave their shade

But in the dark I have no name So leave that click in my head

And I will remember the words that you said

Left a clouded mind and a heavy heart But I am sure we could see a new start


Em D G C

So when your hopes on fire But you know your desire

Don't hold a glass over the flame Don't let your heart grow cold

I will call you by name I will share your road

Em X

But hold me fast, hold me fast

C Em D Em

'Cause I'm a hopeless wanderer And hold me fast, hold me fast

C Em D G C

'Cause I'm a hopeless wanderer

G DF# Am - Em D C

I wrestled long with my youth We tried so hard to live in the truth

But do not tell me all is fine When I lose my head, I lose my spine

So leave that click in my head And I won't remember the words that you said

You brought me out from the cold Now, how I long, how I long to grow old

PC - CHORUS (GO!)

Em - C Em D

I will learn, I will learn to love the skies I'm under

Em - C Em D G 

And I will learn, I will learn to love the skies I'm under

C Em D G C - - Em end

The skies I'm under

The General

Bf-F-C-G-Ef-Bf-F | 11-33-66

There was a decorated general with A heart of gold, 

that likened him to All the stories he told 

Of past battles, won and lost, and Legends of old a seasoned veteran in His own time

On the battlefield, he gained Respectful fame 

with many medals Of bravery and stripes to his name 

He grew a beard as soon as he couldTo cover the scars on his face And always urged his men on


But on the eve of a great battle With the infantry in dream 

The old general tossed in his sleep

And wrestled with its meaning He awoke from the night Just to tell what he had seen And walked slowly out of his tent

All the men held tall with their Chests in the air, 

with courage in Their blood and a fire in their stare 

It was a grey morning and they all Wondered how they would fare 

Till the old general told them to go home…and he said…


I have seen the others And I have discovered That this fight is not worth fighting And I've seen their mothers And I will no other To follow me where I'm going

So, take a shower, shine your shoes You got no time to lose

You are young men you must be living 

Take a shower, shine your shoes You got no time to lose 

You are young men you must be living Go now you are forgiven


But the men stood fast with their Guns on their shoulders 

not knowing What to do with the contradicting orders 

The general said he would do his own Duty but would extend it no further 

The men could go as they pleased

But not a man moved, their eyes gazed straight ahead

Till one by one They stepped back and not a word was said

And the old general was left with his Own words echoing in his head

He then prepared to fight


CHORUS


Go now you are forgiven (Repeated)

HR 4

Tennessee Whisky 21

A B

Used to spend my nights out in a barroom

Liquor was the only love I've known

But you rescued me from reachin' for the bottom

And brought me back from being too far gone


You're as smooth as Tennessee whiskey

You're as sweet as strawberry wine

You're as warm as a glass of brandy

And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time


I've looked for love in all the same old places

Found the bottom of a bottle's always dry

But when you poured out your heart I didn't waste it

'Cause there's nothing like your love to get me high


CHORUS

What I Got (4)

D G - 95 BPM

Early in the morning, risin' to the street

Light me up that cigarette and I'll strap shoes on my feet

Got to find the reason, reason things went wrong

Got to find a reason why my money's all gone

I got a Dalmatian and I can still get high

I can play the guitar like a motherfuckin' riot


Well, life is too short, so love the one you got

'Cause you might get run over or you might get shot

Never start no static, I just get it off my chest

Never had to battle with no bulletproof vest

Take a small example, take a tip from me

Take all of your money, give it all to charity

Love is what I got, it's within my reach

And the Sublime style's still straight from Long Beach

It all comes back to you, you're bound to get what you deserve

Try and test that, you're bound to get served

Love's what I got, don't start a riot

You'll feel it when the dance gets hot


Lovin' is what I got I said, remember that

Lovin' is what I got And remember that

Lovin' is what I got I said, remember that

Lovin' is what I got (I got, I got, I got)


Why I don't cry when my dog runs away

I don't get angry at the bills I have to pay

I don't get angry when my mom smokes pot

Hits the bottle and goes right to the rock

Fuckin' and fightin', it's all the same

Living with Louie Dog's the only way to stay sane

Let the lovin', let the lovin' come back to me


CHORUS

Footloose

A D (G-A riff)

Been working so hard. I'm punching my card

Eight hours, for what? Oh, tell me what I got

I gotten this feeling That time's just holding me down

I'll hit the ceiling Or else I'll tear up this town


Tonight I gotta cut loose, footloose. Kick off your Sunday shoes

Please, Louise. Pull me up off my knees

Jack, get back. C'mon, before we crack

Lose your blues. Everybody cut footloose


You're playing so cool Obeying every rule

Dig way down in your heart. You're burning, yearning for some

Somebody to tell you. That life ain't passing you by

I'm trying to tell you It will if you don't even try


So cut loose, footloose Kick off your Sunday shoes

Ooh-wee, Marie Shake it, shake it for me

Whoa, Milo C'mon, c'mon let's go

Lose your blues Everybody cut footloose


So come on turn me around. 

You put your feet on the ground

Now take a hold of your soul


I'm turning it loose, footloose Kick off your Sunday shoes

Please, Louise Pull me up off my knees

Jack, get back C'mon, before we crack

Lose your blues Everybody cut footloose


Everybody cut everybod cut…x3

Everybody footloose

The Cave 44

Open D - Capo 2

[Verse 1]

It's empty in the valley of your heart. The sun, it rises slowly as you walk. 

Away from all the fearsAnd all the faults you've left behind

The harvest left no food for you to eat You cannibal, you meat-eater, you see

But I have seen the same I know the shame in your defeat


But I will hold on hope And I won't let you choke

On the noose around your neck

And I'll find strength in pain And I will change my ways

I'll know my name as it's called again


'Cause I have other things to fill my time You take what is yours and I'll take mine

Now let me at the truth Which will refresh my broken mind

So tie me to a post and block my ears 

(I can see) widows and orphans through my tears

(I know my call) despite my faults And despite my growing fears


CHORUS


So come out of your cave walking on your hands And see the world hanging upside down

(You can understand) dependence When you know the maker's land


So make your siren's call And sing all you want

I will not hear what you have to say 'Cause I need freedom now

And I need to know how To live my life as it's meant to be


CHORUS

Joker/Angel 13

G-D-C | Tuned ½ Down - Blue GTR

Some people call me the space cowboy, yeah

Some call me the gangster of love

Some people call me Maurice ‘cause I speak of the pompitous of love

People talk about me baby, say I'm doing you wrong

We'll don't you worry baby, don't worry. Cause I'm right here at home.


Cause I'm a picker. I’m a grinner I'm a lover. And I'm a sinner

I play my music in the sun I'm a joker I'm a smoker

I'm a midnight toker, I sure don't want to hurt no one

Cause I'm a picker. I’m a grinner I'm a lover. And I'm a sinner

I play my music in the sun I'm a joker I'm a smoker

I'm a midnight toker, I get my lovin' on the run


Life is one big party when you're still young

But who's gonna have your back when it's all done

It's all good when you're little, you have pure fun

Can't be a fool, son, what about the long run

Looking back shorty always I mention

Said me not giving her much attention

She was there through my incarceration

I wanna show the nation my appreciation


Girl, you're my angel, you're my darling angel

Closer than my peeps you are to me, baby

Shorty, you're my angel, you're my darling angel

Girl, you're my friend when I'm in need, lady


You're a queen and so you should be treated

Though you never get the lovin' that you needed

Could have left, but I called and you heeded

Begged and I pleaded, mission completed

Mama said that I and I dissed the program

Not the type to mess around with your emotion

But the feeling that I have for you is so strong

Been together so long and this could never be wrong


Angel Chorus

You're the cutest thing

That I ever did see

I really love your peaches

Want to shake your tree

Lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey all the time

Ooo-eee baby, I'll sure show you a good time

 

JOKER CHORUS 

Cecilia 51

GCD Solo

Celia, you're breaking my heart,

You're shaking my confidence daily.

Oh Cecilia, I'm down on my knees,

I'm begging you please to come home.


Making love in the afternoon with Cecilia

Up in my bedroom,

I got up to wash my face When I come back to bed,

Someone's taken my place.


CHORUS

Oh oh oh oh

Solo


Jubilation,

She loves me again,

I fall on the floor and I laughing

REPEAT


CHORUS

Purple Rain 31 DL4 Echo

ECHO - Bb G F Eb | Eb Bb G F Bb

I never meant to cause you any sorrow

I never meant to cause you any pain

I only wanted one time to see you laughing

I only want to see you laughing

In the purple rain


Purple rain, purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain

I only want to see you bathing

In the purple rain


I never wanted to be your weekend lover

I only wanted to be some kind of friend, hey

Baby, I could never steal you from another

It's such a shame our friendship had to end


CHORUS


Honey, I know, I know, I know times are changing

It's time we all reach out for something new

That means you too

You say you want a leader

But you can't seem to make up your mind

And I think you better close it

And let me guide you to the purple rain


CHORUS

One Week 16

G-C

It's been one week since you looked at me

Cocked your head to the side and said, "I'm angry"

Five days since you laughed at me

Saying, "Get that together, come back and see me"

Three days since the living room

I realized it's all my fault, but couldn't tell you

Yesterday, you'd forgiven me

But it'll still be two days 'til I say I'm sorry

G-C

Hold it now and watch the hoodwink

As I make you stop, think

You'll think you're looking at Aquaman

I summon fish to the dish, although I like the Chalet Swiss

I like the sushi 'cause it's never touched a frying pan

Hot like wasabi when I bust rhymes

Big like LeAnn Rimes, because I'm all about value

Bert Kaempfert's got the mad hits

You try to match wits, you try to hold me but I bust through

Gonna make a break and take a fake

I'd like a stinking aching shake

I like vanilla, it's the finest of the flavors

Gotta see the show, 'cause then you'll know

The vertigo is gonna grow

'Cause it's so dangerous, you'll have to sign a waiver


Em-D-g/B-C

How can I help it if I think you're funny when you're mad?

Trying hard not to smile, though I feel bad

I'm the kind of guy who laughs at a funeral

Can't understand what I mean? Well, you soon will

I have a tendency to wear my mind on my sleeve

I have a history of taking off my shirt

G-C

It's been one week since you looked at me

Threw your arms in the air and said, "You're crazy"

Five days since you tackled me

I've still got the rug burns on both my knees

It's been three days since the afternoon

You realized it's not my fault not a moment too soon

Yesterday, you'd forgiven me

And now I sit back and wait 'til you say you're sorry


Chickity China, the Chinese chicken

You have a drumstick and your brain stops tickin'

Watching X-Files with no lights on

We're dans la maison

I hope the Smoking Man's in this one

Like Harrison Ford, I'm getting frantic

Like Sting, I'm tantric

Like Snickers, guaranteed to satisfy

Like Kurosawa, I make mad films, 'kay, I don't make films

But if I did they'd have a Samurai

Gonna get a set of better clubs

Gonna find the kind with tiny nubs

Just so my irons aren't always flying off the back-swing

Gotta get in tune with Sailor Moon

'Cause that cartoon has got the boom anime babes

That make me think the wrong thing


PreChorus

It's been one week since you looked at me

Dropped your arms to the sides and said, "I'm sorry"

Five days since I laughed at you and said

"You just did just what I thought you were gonna do"

Three days since the living room

We realized we're both to blame but what could we do?

Yesterday, you just smiled at me

'Cause it'll still be two days 'til we say we're sorry


It'll still be two days 'til we say we're sorry

It'll still be two days 'til we say, "Wasabi"

Birchmount Stadium, home of the Robbie

It'll still be two days 'til we say we're sorry

Free Falling

Capo 5 | A-D-D-A-E

She's a good girl, loves her mama 

Loves Jesus and America, too

She's a good girl, who's crazy 'bout Elvis 

Loves horses, and her boyfriend too


And it's a long day livin' in Reseda 

There's a freeway runnin' through the yard

And I'm a bad boy, 'cause I don't even miss her 

I'm a bad boy for breakin' her heart


Now I'm free Free fallin'. Yeah, I'm free Free fallin'


Now all the vampires walkin' through the Valley 

Move west down Ventura boulevard

And all the bad boys are standing in the shadows 

And the good girls are home with broken hearts


Now I'm free Free fallin'. Yeah, I'm free Free fallin'


I wanna glide down over Mulholland

I wanna write her name in the sky

I'm gonna free fall out into nothin'

Gonna leave this world for awhile


Now I'm free Free fallin'. Yeah, I'm free Free fallin'

Red Red Wine 45

B E F# | F# for verse

Red, red wine goes to my head

Makes me forget that I still need her so

Red, red wine, it's up to you

All I can do I've done

Memories won't go, memories won't go

I'd have sworn that with time

Thoughts of you leave my head

I was wrong, now I find

Just one thing makes me forget

Red, red wine, stay close to me

Don't let me be alone

It's tearing apart my blue heart

SOLO (1st time only)

Red red wine, you make me feel so fine

You keep me rockin' all of the time

Red red wine, you make me feel so grand

I feel a million dollar when you're just in my hand

Red red wine, you make me feel so sad

Any time I see you go, it make me feel bad

Red red wine, you make me feel so fine

You keep me rockin'...

Red, red wine, it's up to you

All I can do I've done

Memories won't go, memories won't go

2ND END: 

Red, red wine goes to my head

Makes me forget that I still need her so

still need her so

No Diggity

Capo 2 - Em Am C B7

Shorty get down, good Lord

Baby, got 'em open all over town

Strictly biz, she don't play around

Cover much grounds, got game by the pound

Getting paid is her forte

Each and every day, true player way

I can't get her out of my mind (Wow)

I think about the girl all the time (Wow wow)

East side to the west side

Pushin' phat rides, it's no surprise

She got tricks in the stash, stacking up the cash

Fast when it comes to the gas

By no means average

She's on when she's got to have it

Baby, you're a perfect ten, I wanna get in

Can I get down so I can win?


I like the way you work it

No diggity, I got to bag it up, bag it up

I like the way you work it

No diggity, I got to bag it up, bag it up, girl

I like the way you work it

No diggity, I got to bag it up, bag it up

I like the way you work it

No diggity, I got to bag it up, get up


She's got class and style

Street knowledge by the pound

Baby never act wild, very low key on the profile

Catchin' feelings is a no

Let me tell you how it goes

Herb's the word, spin's the verb

Lovers it curves so freak, what you heard?

Rollin' with the phatness

You don't even know what the half is

You gotta pay to play

Just for shorty, bang-bang, to look your way

I like the way you work it

Trump tight   all day,   every day

You're blowing my mind, maybe in time

Baby, I can get you in my ride 


CHORUS

Hey Oh x 4 (girl good - play on player - my kind of girl - yeah)


If you know like I know....you don't wanna step to this

It's the g-funk era funked out with a gansta twist

If you smoke like I smoke you'll be high like every day

If yo ass is a busta, 2-1-3 will regulate

CHORUS

Don't Stop Believing

E B G# A | A E

Just a small town girl Livin' in a lonely world

She took the midnight train going anywhere

Just a city boy Born and raised in South Detroit

He took the midnight train going anywhere

A singer in a smokey room A smell of wine and cheap perfume

For a smile they can share the night It goes on and on and on and on


Strangers waitin'

Up and down the boulevard

Their shadows searchin' in the night

Streetlights, people

Livin' just to find emotion

Hidin', somewhere in the night


Workin' hard to get my fill Everybody wants a thrill

Payin' anything to roll the dice Just one more time

Some'll win, some will lose Some are born to sing the blues

Whoa, the movie never ends It goes on and on and on and on


Strangers waitin'

Up and down the boulevard

Their shadows searchin' in the night

Streetlights, people

Livin' just to find emotion

Hidin', somewhere in the night


Don't stop believin'

Hold on to that feelin'

Streetlights, people

REPEAT 2x then DON’T STOP

Can't Hold Us

Return of the Mack, get up! What it is, what it does, what it is, what it isn't

Looking for a better way to get up out of bed

Instead of getting on the Internet and checking on who hit me Get up! 

Thrift shop, pimp-strut walking, little bit of humble, little bit of cautious

Somewhere between like Rocky and Cosby. Sweater game, nope, nope y'all can't copy


Yup. Bad, moon-walking, this here is our party, my posse's been on Broadway

And we did it our way

Grown music, I shed my skin and put my bones into everything I record to it

And yet I'm on

Let that stage light go and shine on down

Got that Bob Barker suit game and Plinko in my style

Money, stay on my craft and stick around for those pounds

But I do that to pass the torch and put on for my town


Trust me. On my I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T shit, hustling

Chasing dreams since I was fourteen with the four-track bussing

Halfway cross that city with the backpack, fat cat, crush shit


Can we go back? This is the moment

Tonight is the night, we'll fight 'til it's over

So we put our hands up like the ceiling can't hold us

Like the ceiling can't hold us

X2


Nah, can I kick it? Thank you. Yeah I'm so damn grateful

I grew up, really wanted gold fronts

But that's what you get when Wu-Tang raised you


Y'all can't stop me, go hard like I got a 808 in my heart beat

And I'm eating at the beat like you give a little speed to a great white shark on Shark Week


Raw. Time to go off. I'm gone

Deuces goodbye. I got a world to see, and my girl she wanna see Rome

Caesar'll make you a believer

Nah I never ever did it for a throne

That validation comes from giving it back to the people

Nah sing this song and it goes like

CHORUS (NANA's) CHORUS

Little Lion Man 14

Capo 5 Am   C   Am   C | G F C

Weep for yourself, my man

you'll never be what is in your heart

Weep little lion man

you're not as brave as you were at the start

Rate yourself and rake yourself

take all the courage you have left

Wasted on fixing all the

problems that you made in your own head

 

[Chorus]

 Am       F          C x2 - G

But it was not your fault but mine

and it was your heart on the line

I really fucked it up this time

didn't I, my dear? Didn't I, my

 

Tremble for yourself, my man          

you know that you have seen this all before

Tremble little lion man

you'll never settle any of your scores

Your grace is wasted in your face

your boldness stands alone among the wreck

Now learn from your mother or else

spend your days biting your own neck

[Chorus]

[Bridge]

G     C      F       (x2)

x4 (stay!)

[Chorus] - [Chorus - No Chords/END]

END

Pressure/Ice 17

Pressure pushin' down on me Pressin' down on you, no man ask for

Under pressure That brings a building down

Splits a family in two Puts people on streets

Mm-ba-ba-beh, mm-ba-ba-beh Dee-day-da, ee-day-da…That's okay

All right stop Collaborate and listen

Ice is back with a brand new invention

Something grabs a hold of me tightly

Flow like a harpoon daily and nightly

Will it ever stop? Yo, I don't know

Turn off the lights and I'll glow

To the extreme I rock a mic like a vandal

Light up a stage and wax a chump like a candle

Dance Go rush the speaker that booms

I'm killin' your brain like a poisonous mushroom

Deadly, when I play a dope melody

Anything less than the best is a felony

Love it or leave it You better gangway

You better hit bull's eye The kid don't play

And if there was a problem Yo, I'll solve it

Check out the hook while my DJ revolves it

CHORUS

Now that the party is jumping

With the bass kicked in, the Vegas are pumpin'

Quick to the point, to the point, no faking

I'm cooking MC's like a pound of bacon

Burning 'em if you ain't quick and nimble

I go crazy when I hear a cymbal

And a hi-hat with a souped up tempo

I'm on a roll, it's time to go solo

Rollin' in my 5.0

With my ragtop down so my hair can blow

The girlies on standby

Waving just to say, "Hi"

Did you stop? No, I just drove by

Kept on pursuing to the next stop

I bust a left and I'm heading to the next block

That block was dead

Yo, so I continued to A1A Beachfront Ave

Girls were hot, wearing less than bikinis

Rockman lovers driving Lamborghini

Jealous 'cause I'm out getting mine

Shay with a gauge and Vanilla with a nine

Ready for the chumps on the wall

The chumps are acting ill because they're so full of eight ball

Gunshots ranged out like a bell

I grabbed my nine, all I heard were shells

Fallin' on the concrete real fast

Jumped in my car, slammed on the gas

Bumper to bumper the avenue's packed

I'm tryin' to get away before the jackers jack

Police on the scene

You know what I mean?

They passed me up, confronted all the dope fiends

If there was a problem

Yo, I'll solve it

Check out the hook while my DJ revolves it

That's the terror of knowing what this world is about

Watchin' some good friends scream:, Let me out

Pray tomorrow gets me higher Pressure on people, people on streets

Take heed, 'cause I'm a lyrical poet

Miami's on the scene just in case you didn't know it

My town, that created all the bass sound

Enough to shake and kick holes in the ground

My style's like a chemical spill

Feasible rhymes you can vision and feel

Conducted and formed, this is a hell of a concept

We make it hype and you want to step with this

Shay plays on the fade, slice it like a ninja

Cut like a razor blade so fast

Other DJ's say, "Damn"